? Do you know what they are made of ?
What colour does amber have?
Yellow and brown.
The amber room was ? The amber room was first built in 1709 first built in 1709.
Unit 1 Reading
In search of the amber room
What do you think the text may talk about according to the title?
Then skim the text quickly and see if you were right
the strange history of Amber Room, a culture relic of two countries:Germany and Russia.
Skim the passage again and join the corret parts of the sentences together.
1 Frederick1 2 FrederickWilliam1 3 Peter the Great 4 Catherine 11 5 The Nazi army 6 the Russians and Germans A stole the Amber Room. B sent a troop of his best soldiers to the King of Prussia. C had the Amber Room made D had it moved outside St Peter E Gave it to the Czar as a gift F built a new Amber Room after studying pictures of the old one
? Read the text quickly again and find out what happened to the amber room in the following years.
Frederick WilliamⅠ gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great as a gift.
Catherine Ⅱhad completed the adding to the Amber room
1770 1941 2003
The Nazi German army stole the Amber Room
The rebuilding of the Amber Room was completed.
The following five questions summarize the main idea of the five paragraphs in the passage, read the text carefully and put the paragraph numbers in the boxes. How did the Amber Room become one of the wonders of the world? 3 How was a new Amber Room built?
How did the Amber Room get lost
How was the Amber Room made ?
Why did the King of Prussia give the Amber Room to the Czar of Russia as a gift? 2
? Frederick William I could never have imagined the amazing Amber Room would have such an 1._____ history. The Amber Room was a treasure which was 2._____ decorated with gold and jewels, and it 3._____ many best artists took about ten years to make. The 4._____ of it was very design fancy 5.____ in those days. Though the Room 6._____ to belonged Frederick William I ,yet he gave it to Peter the Great, and in return, the Czar sent him a troop of his best soldiers later. When the two countries were at removed 7._____war,the Russians 8.______ some furniture and small art objects from the Amber Room , but the left were put inside wooden boxes by the Nazis. There is no 9.______ that the boxes were put on a doubt train for Konigsberg. After that, what happened to the remains Amber Room 10._______ a mystery.
Find words and phrases
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1. 文化遗产 cultural relics 2. 属于 belong to 3. 寻找 in search of 4. 这样一段离奇的历史 such a strange history 5. 有奇特的风格 be in the fancy style 6. 四米长. four meters long in return 7. 作为回报 8. 添加…到… add … to 9. 世界上的伟大奇迹 the great wonders of the world 10. 处于交战状态 be at war 11. 少于 less than 12. 毫无疑问 no doubt
? All these cultural relics are quite beautiful. But some of them were lost or ruined in history, such as Yuan Ming Yuan, The Great Wall, The Pyramid.
In October, 1860, the Yuanmingyuan Park was destroyed by the armies of France and Britain. Now many people hope to rebuild the Park. Do you think it necessary to rebuild the Park? Please discuss this topic with your partners and tell us your opinion. .
I think it is worthwhile to reproduce the Yuanmingyuan Park . Because it represents the culture and a period of history in China. It is a trace and feature surviving from a past age and serving to remind people of a lost time.
1. Remember the useful words and
2. Prepare for the next period.